Search results for 2012
Science Fiction by Omar Muñoz-Cremers and ARC
RESEARCH SERIES #1 The publication of The Absence of Light inaugurates the Sonic Acts Research Series, in combination with the ARC panel videos we organised in cooperation with Simon Ings of ARC – ‘a magazine of futures and fiction from the makers New Scientist’.
Kontraste Festival 2012
Tim Maughan interviews Liam Young
RESEARCH SERIES #7 One of the speakers at the next Sonic Acts Festival is speculative architect Liam Young. Together with Kate Davies he runs the Unknown Fields Division, ‘a nomadic design studio that ventures out on annual expeditions to the ends of the Earth exploring unreal and forgotten landscapes, alien terrains and obsolete ecologies’.
Gert-Jan Prins, Bas van Koolwijk, Justin Bennett, Tina Frank, Jerome Noetinger and Billy Roisz – The Synchronator Orchestra
The Synchronator Orchestra is a live performance project in which several artists produce sound as well as visuals, using a Synchronator device. Commissioned for Kontraste Festival Krems in 2012
Kontraste festival Electric Shadows presented cutting edge live performances, installations, films, lectures and sound walks, from 12 to 14 October 2012 in and around Krems, Austria. The festival was conceived as a ‘leap into the void’, with audiovisual experiments that manipulate analogue and digital signals to amplify our senses, investigate the dark, and explore cosmological unknowns. Kontraste 2012 was curated by Sonic Acts sonicacts.com/kontraste/2012
Interview with Lukas Marxt
RESEARCH SERIES #17 In one static shot, Lukas Marxt’s Reign of Silence (2013) observes a vessel boat swirl in circles in the Arctic sea and watches the ripples spread. While it’s only for a moment, the central theme that occupies Marxt makes itself visible – the dialogue between human and geological existence. As he journeys to the far corners of the earth, the Austrian artist lets so-called ‘deep time’ – the unimaginably vast time scale that describes geological processes – intersect with what we consider ‘real time.’
SONIC ACTS 2012 Travelling Time
Sonic Acts XIV is a four-day festival of concerts, performances, lectures, presentations and exhibitions. Titled Travelling Time, this year’s festival offers an intense experience of time and explores radical ideas relating to time. Music and the other arts enable us to investigate the nature of t...
Combining Compositional Precision and Uncontrolled Processes: Interview with Thomas Ankersmit
RESEARCH SERIES #23 On 12 October 2013 Arie Altena interviewed Thomas Ankersmit about his work and his set-up for his concert the following day in the Minoritenkirche in Krems. Ankersmit was there as part of the 2013 Kontraste Festival
What Is Dark Ecology?
RESEARCH SERIES #26 In this essay, which draws on his book Dark Ecology, For a Logic of Coexistence, Timothy Morton — who originally coined the term dark ecology — explains what dark ecology is. He also argues how agrilogistics underpins our ecological crisis and our view of the world.
Andrew Blackwell: Visit Sunny Chernobyl
SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL – THE DARK UNIVERSE Andrew Blackwell: Visit Sunny Chernobyl 23 February 2013 – De Balie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands --- Experts agree: humans are ruining the planet. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth visiting. For his book Visit Sunny Chernobyl, Andrew Blackwell set ou...
We Are All in the Mud
RESEARCH SERIES #32 Eyal Weizman is a London-based Israeli architect, Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures, and writer, who focuses on architecture as a form of political intervention and the role of architecture in modern urban warfare. Lucas van der Velden interviewed Eyal Weizman after his lecture at the 2017 Sonic Acts Festival.
Interview Graham Harman
SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL – THE GEOLOGIC IMAGINATION Graham Harman 26 February 2015–- Paradiso, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Interview by Oleg Khardatsev and Zhanna Guzenko / Fridaymilk Fridaymilk (RU) is a well-known media platform in Murmansk, Russia, run by a team of 10 people who are eager to promo...